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Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund

Would you like a grant to help your business or organisation with any of the following?
  Shop front improvement
  Empty shop improvement
  Promotions/ marketing
Street furniture or street scene
Community improvement project
Other eligible projects
Introduction: Reason For Grant Scheme
Elmbridge Borough Council is committed to sustaining a vital and vibrant local economy, supporting local businesses and encouraging training and employment opportunities for our residents.
In order to meet this commitment a grant scheme - the Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund (ECIF) – has been established.
Money available for Weybridge & Elmbridge Businesses
Who can apply? 
  Business groups (formal and informal) 
  Trade associations 
Chambers of Commerce 
Community Organisations 
Individual independent businesses 
Applications must be for one-off grants with no ongoing expenditure for Elmbridge Borough Council. 
Priority will be given to applications that meet Elmbridge’s vision and priorities and where the benefits will be long-lasting. 
Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund - Grants For Businesses 
Purpose & Eligible Projects
To fund, by way of a grant, environmental and business projects within Elmbridge that benefit the local economy. This will include: 
  Street furniture and street scene improvements, including cleaning
  Initiatives to improve the use and appearance of empty shops
  Improving shop fronts
Promotions and marketing initiatives to attract the public to the services and amenities available 
Learning skills and training initiatives 
Initiatives that promote community improvement projects where there would be a significant benefit to the local economy 

How to apply
The grant scheme will be administered
within the Chief Executive’s directorate.
To register your interest and to receive
an application pack, please complete a registration form and return it to: 
Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund
Corporate Policy and Partnerships

Elmbridge Borough Council
Civic Centre
High Street
Esher, Surrey KT10 9SD
Telephone: 01372 474385
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Fax: 01372 474932
Email: corporatepolicy@elmbridge.gov.uk
W: www.elmbridge.gov.uk/business/ecif.htm
fund, by way of a grant, environmental and business projects within Elmbridge that benefit the local economy
Business Grant Event - Weybridge £100,000
Our Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund (ECIF) has now paid £100,000 to improving local businesses in Weybridge alone.
As a result, we're holding a celebration day on Friday 9th October 2015
Successful applicants will have balloons outside, so you can see the results the grant scheme has had on our streets!
For interested businesses, we will also be holding a drop-in session at Boho, 45 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UQ, from 12pm-2pm on the day, for businesses to learn more about the grant scheme and the application process.
ECIF - Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund - Shop
Do you have a shop front which needs improving? 

How much finance is available?

Grants for between 25 and 90% of eligible costs are available.
Applicants are expected to fund at least 10% of the total project costs. 
Applications will be assessed individually and only the minimum amount required to secure the implementation of the project will be approved. 
Payment will normally only be made following a site visit /  summary report of promotional / training or marketing event and submission of verifiable invoices. 
Who can apply? • Business groups Trade associations Chambers of Commerce  Community Organisations  Individual independent businesses
Elmbridge Towns & Villages include Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Hersham, Esher, Oxshott, Claygate, Cobham,
East Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, West Molesey. Oatlands Village forms part of Weybridge


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